Key Advantages of InfoTrac College Edition
is academically-based and reliable.
all day, everyday.
full-length articles which can be printed or emailed.
replace expensive readers or newspaper subscriptions.
1. Content is academically-based and reliable!
InfoTrac College Edition® is rich, diverse,
cross-disciplinary, and, most important, reliable.
Comprised of full-length articles (not abstracts)
from hundreds of top sources (such as TIME and Newsweek
magazines), all of it "fenced off" from
the rest of the Web in a discrete ICE database accessible
via a passcode provided to students with their textbook.
2. Free of advertising! Students won't get
distracted by spinning logos and flashing banners.
With so much of Web content being underwritten by
advertising dollars, instructors are rightfully uncomfortable
endorsing sites (and by implication, the site's advertisers).
The free four-month ICE subscription provided to students
with the purchase of a new text allows students access
to powerful resources without the flurry of advertisements
typical of most Websites.
3. Available all day, everyday! InfoTrac College
Edition® is delivered online. ICE provides an
online component for professors who wish to extend
their courses and upgrade student use of online resources,
providing a continuously, changing, dynamic value
to customers through daily updating. (Note: Students
spend the most hours online of any group (4.9 hours/day)
and, according to a recent UCLA study, over 82% of
freshmen use the Internet to do research or homework.)
4. Provides full-length articles which can be printed
or emailed! Forget working
with abstracts (article summaries). InfoTrac College
Edition® provides students access to full-length
articles which can be printed and/or emailed.
5. Saves time! InfoTrac College Edition®
users can quickly research topics and ideas. The outstanding
indexing of its database (the primary service embedded
behind the scenes) allows users to employ simple keyword
searches to quickly and efficiently search across
hundreds of sources, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
6. Fully supported! InfoTrac College Edition®
services are supported both technically and as a new
teaching resource. Technical support is provided to
users via email directly from Gale Group (the providers
of ICE) and all requests for assistance are
at the same time routed through the Marketing Services
Group in Belmont to be sure nothing slips through
7. Supports ANY course! The interdisciplinary
nature of InfoTrac College Edition® content provides
opportunities for students to use the resources of
ICE for ANY course
or for personal interest!!
8. Can replace expensive readers or newspaper subscriptions!
InfoTrac College Edition® has been successfully
positioned to replace annual editions, diverse readers,
and expensive student subscriptions of newspapers
9. Updated DAILY! InfoTrac College Edition®
provides dynamic content, updated daily, to ensure
users are searching the most up-to-date content.
10. And...ICE is FREE! InfoTrac College Edition®
adds real, ongoing, course diverse value to students
with a four month free subscription that can be bundled
with a South-Western , Brooks/Cole or Wadsworth textbook
from Cengage Learning.